Mom Shares Hilarious Text Exchange With Teen Daughter About Tampons


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Courtesy Belinda Hankins/Facebook

Period shaming is a real thing! Arkansas mom Belinda Hankins took to Facebook on Sunday, September 11, to share a series of hilarious texts between her and her teenage daughter, who ventured into a local Walmart in search of tampons.

The saga unfolded while Hankins waited in the car at 12:37 a.m.

“THEYRE NOT HERREEEEE,” wrote Isabella, 13, to which Hankins replied, “Yes I promise they are. Look near condoms and sex lube.”

“EVERYTHING IS HERE EXCEPT FOR WHAT I NEED,” Isabella typed.

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Courtesy Belinda Hankins/Facebook

When Hankins suggested getting an “alternate product,” Isabella informed her “I SEE NONE.”

After several minutes, Isabella reported back with good news. “OH WAIT. They’re here tucked away in a corner unlabeled.”

“No big sign reading ‘SUPER PERIOD CENTER?’” Hankins asked.

Isabella responded with a good question: “They labelled the tiny shelf of joint braces but not the massive aisle of stuff for your vagina??????” 

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Courtesy Belinda Hankins/Facebook

“Yes. Because there is NEVER a sign for that section. Vaginas are SECRET,” explained Hankins. 

Agreed Isabella: “VAGINAS ARE MYTHS, WHISPERED QUIETLY IN SECRET AMONG ONLY THE BRAVEST OF MEN, COURAGEOUS ENOUGH TO EVEN MENTION THE NAME.”

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Courtesy Belinda Hankins/Facebook

The epic back-and-forth ended with Isabella using an app to draw her mother a map of Walmart’s “vagina zone.” 

Hankins and Isabella’s exchange has been shared more than 56,000 times.

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Courtesy Belinda Hankins/Facebook

But not everyone was amused. Two days later, Hankins took to Facebook to share that trolls have been criticizing her parenting. “What was a 13 year old doing ALONE in a drugstore after midnight?” she wrote. “NO ONE IS ABDUCTING TEENAGERS FROM THE WALMART DAIRY COOLER. Yes, she went in alone while I waited in the car. She does this ALL THE TIME, and is proficient at it. She even (gasp) uses a debit card! How SOPHISTICATED.” 

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